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Programs & Activities

Life is exciting at Stony Brook! You'll find a blend of people, activities, groups, and sports that will take your college experience far beyond academics.

Campus Recreation: The Campus Recreation Center enhances the quality of life for students, faculty and staff with opportunities for participation in diverse recreational programs, services and facilities, including intramural sports, fitness and wellness program, club sports, informal open recreation and special events.

The Host Family Program: The Host Family Program (HFP) provides new international students with continuing friendships and involvement with families in the United States. It was developed to offer hospitality to international students by a group of community residents. Both students and host families can have the enriching experience of a cultural exchange and gain a new perspective about the world. Complete the Host Family Program Application in accessVIS if you're interested in applying to the program.  Any inquiries for the program should be directed to hostfamilies@stonybrook.edu.  Please Note: This program does not offer housing with families.


Interfaith Center: 
The Interfaith Center reflects the many diverse religious traditions on our campus. Worship services are held and opportunities are provided to learn about and appreciate diverse religious traditions.


International Student Organization:
The International Student Organization (ISO) supports international students and encourages engaging in meaningful experiences at Stony Brook University. ISO strives to help international students have more opportunities to experience American cultures and to get involved on campus. ISO gives a helping hand to incoming students in their transition from their home life to the new atmosphere at SBU. 


International Spouse Program: 
The International Spouse Program (ISP) is a support group and social network for the wives, husbands, and domestic partners of Stony Brook graduate students. Run by volunteers, ISP offers non-students an opportunity to socialize with one another through organized activities that will benefit their transition to the Stony Brook community. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapin Community Center. For more information contact: Veronica at vero_abreu@yahoo.com or find them on Facebook.


Multicultural Affairs: 
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to helping Stony Brook University maintain an all-inclusive campus community where diversity is valued and celebrated, and where multicultural learning if promoted. Offering students opportunities for learning, leadership, internships and employment, campus involvement, and personal development through programs, campus traditions, collaborative efforts, community service, and related academic experiences.


Staller Center for the Arts: 
The Staller Center for the Arts, offers a wide variety of world class performances from September through May and presents the Stony Brook Film Festival every July. Over 50 professional performances, as well as approximately 450 events generated by the departments of Art, Theater Arts and Music, are part of the Staller Center season and supplemented by those outside presenters such as the Seiskaya Ballet, which presents The Nutcracker.


Student Activities: 
The Office of Student Activities strives to develop the whole person by providing education, advisement, resources and support to enhance our students' co-curricular and experiential opportunities. 


The Spot: Founded in June of 2016 in Stony Brook, NY. The Spot provides resources, community and mentoring for young adults who face the unique challenges of career, relationships, and life purpose. The Spot works to address this need by building face-to-face mentoring relationships of trust and by helping young people to progress in specific, constructive ways.

...and more than 300 student-interest clubs and organizations. Click here to see all Clubs & Organizations.

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